Skip to Content


Pronunciation: on'o-mat'o-ma'ne-a

Definition: An abnormal impulse to dwell on certain words and their supposed significance, or to try to recall frantically a particular word.

[G. onoma, name, + mania, frenzy]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.